Tried to Kill John Bolton

The US Justice Department announced criminal charges Wednesday against a member of Iran’s Islamic 

The alleged plot was “likely in retaliation” for the January 2020 US air strike that killed Qasem Soleimani, commander of the...

After the strike, leaders of the terrorist organization vowed “revenge against Americans” for Soleimani’s death...

Prosecutors said Shahram Poursafi, a 45-year-old Iranian national and IRGC member, attempted to pay $300,000 to an individual...

A source close to former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and a federal law enforcement source who knows about the investigation says...

Pompeo was Trump’s secretary of state at the time of the airstrike that killed Soleimani. He is known as a “hawk” on Iran’s policy.

Poursafi, who has not been arrested and remains at large, originally contacted the US-based individual — who was secretly working...

Later, he asked the informant if he could hire someone to “get rid of someone,” who turned out to be Bolton, and he promised to protect...

In November 2021, the informant traveled to Washington, DC, and sent Poursafi photos of Bolton’s office and description...

Poursafi has been charged with using interstate commerce facilities to carry out a murder-for-hire, which is punishable by up to 10 years...